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WLC 5508 Smartnet

When contracting an SMARTNET for a WLC, do we have to consider the actual number of AP's or the maximun?

For example, a WLC-5508-50-K9 can handle up to 50 AP's, but at the moment there is only 24 AP's in the network.

Which SMARTNET do I need? CON-SNT-CT0850 or CON-SNT-CT0825?

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The smartnet covers the WLC

The smartnet covers the WLC so if you have one that supports up to 100 APs, you get the smartnet for 100 APs even if you are using eg. 5 APs. With that in mind, you will need to go for the 50 one. 

Refer to table 3

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/collateral/wireless/5500-series-wireless-controllers/data_sheet_c78-521631.pdf

 

AIR-CT5508-50-K95500 Series

AIR-CT5508-50-K9

5500 Series Wireless Controller for up to 50 Cisco access points

CON-SNT-CT0850

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Check the table for part

Check the table for part number and smartnet services.

Table 3.       Ordering Information for Cisco 5500 Series Wireless Controllers

Part Number

Product Name

Cisco SMARTnet® Service 8x5xNBD

AIR-CT5508-12-K9

5500 Series Wireless Controller for up to 12 Cisco access points

CON-SNT-CT0812

AIR-CT5508-25-K9

5500 Series Wireless Controller for up to 25 Cisco access points

CON-SNT-CT0825

AIR-CT5508-50-K9

5500 Series Wireless Controller for up to 50 Cisco access points

CON-SNT-CT0850

AIR-CT5508-100-K9

5500 Series Wireless Controller for up to 100 Cisco access points

CON-SNT-CT08100

AIR-CT5508-250-K9

5500 Series Wireless Controller for up to 250 Cisco access points

CON-SNT-CT08250

AIR-CT5508-500-K9

5500 Series Wireless Controller for up to 500 Cisco access points

CON-SNT-CT08500

AIR-CT5508-500-2PK

2 Pack 5500 Series Wireless Controller for up to 500 Cisco access points each (1000 access points total)

CON-SNT-AIRC552P

AIR-CT5508-HA-K9

Cisco 5508 Series Wireless Controller for High Availability

CON-SNT-CT5508HA

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As long as this example is

As long as this example is concerned, you can use any of those.

But if you are planning to add more APs in future and they don't exceed 50APs, go for CON-SNT-CT0850.

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